Gaps widen for ballot propositions 1 and 4 in Juneau’s municipal election

A voter fills out their ballot inside Assembly chambers at City Hall on Oct. 4, 2022 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Tasha Elizarde/KTOO)

The results of the ballot measures in Juneau’s Oct. 4 municipal election are becoming more apparent as of Friday’s latest ballot count.  

We don’t have all of the results yet, but we do know who will serve on the Juneau Assembly and the school board. 

The city released preliminary results Tuesday night and then again on Friday. They will release another round of results next Friday as they continue processing more ballots leading up to when the canvass review board finalizes the election on Oct. 19.

Three seats on the Assembly were uncontested this year. Incumbents Wade Bryson, Greg Smith and Carole Triem will each serve another three-year term. 

Two open seats on the school board also went uncontested. Deedie Sorensen and Emil Mackey III will each serve another three-year term. 

With no competitive races for the Assembly or school board, four ballot measures became the main focus of this year’s election.

The most widely talked about measure, Proposition 4, asked voters whether to repeal measures that mandate the disclosure of real estate sales prices with the city assessor’s office. Members of the local real estate industry led the repeal effort, while several members of the Assembly and city staff opposed it.  

As of Friday’s count, “yes” votes are ahead by 331 votes. 

Proposition 1 asked voters to authorize the city to borrow up to $35 million to help pay for a new City Hall. “No” votes now lead by 189 votes. 

Propositions 2 and 3 ask voters to approve funding measures for city parks and infrastructure improvements. As of Friday, both measures appear likely to pass by comfortable margins. 

Friday’s unofficial results count included 8,633 ballots. That represents a voter turnout of 31%. 

This post has been updated with the latest ballot count results. 

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